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Just 27 gas photographs of Westlife from over the years

It’s scary to think that all of these clothes were fashionable at one stage.

1. This photograph from 1998 where they look like a band comprised of vampires.

SMASH HITS POLL PARTY - WESTLIFE Source: PA Archive/PA Images

2. What do you think is going through Brian McFadden’s head in this photo?

Childline Concert/Westlife Source: PA Archive/PA Images

Is he thinking “In twenty years, I’ll be using the internet to challenge a terrorist organisation called ISIS to some hand-to-hand combat and show them how a real man fights?”

3. This photo where they look like lovely boys that your nana would trust.

Westlife/Save the Children Source: PA Archive/PA Images

4. Mark’s pinstripe trouser and leather jacket combo is unforgivable.

Capital Radio/Westlife Source: PA Archive/PA Images

5. These outfits didn’t age *that* badly. Apart from Kian’s sleeveless shirt.

THE MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL 1999, HELD AT FINSBURY PARK, LONDON Source: EMPICS Entertainment

6. Kian was not very big on sleeves.

Westlife/Home Party Source: PA Archive/PA Images

7. Here’s a pic of the boys trying to hold back fans at the opening of the Virgin Megastore in London.

WESTLIFE OPEN THE NEW VIRGIN MEGASTORE AT PICCADILLY CIRCUS IN LONDON Source: EMPICS Entertainment

Take a look at those shoes. Proper primary school chats on Brian. We can try and forgive them because this was twenty years ago so they were all around 17 years old, but what age is too old to wear shoes with straps?

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 8. Another photo from that day. Relax lads, the fans are barely even pushing the doors.

WESTLIFE OPEN THE NEW VIRGIN MEGASTORE AT PICCADILLY CIRCUS IN LONDON Source: EMPICS Entertainment

9. They made a very interesting choice on how to dress the day they met the Queen.

Royal Variety/Westlife Source: David Jones

10. Once again, Kian showing us that he spent the 90s believing that sleeves are a social construct.

Record of the year/Westlife/2 Source: PA Archive/PA Images

11. Brian was just as passionate about wearing school shoes from Clarks.

Capital/Westlife Source: PA Archive/PA Images

12. Have you ever seen a more grim looking Christmas photo?

SHOWBIZ Tarrant/Westlife Source: PA Archive/PA Images

13. Shane Filan celebrating his 21st birthday at the Harrod’s July sale.

Harrods July Sale Westlife Source: PA Archive/PA Images

14. Mark Feehily looking like a first year NCAD student who loves Death Grips.

BRMB Party Westlife Mark Source: PA Archive/PA Images

15. Nicky Byrne’s outfit here looks like someone clicked randomise outfit on The Sims 2.

Westlife Party Source: PA Archive/PA Images

 16. Zoom out a bit, and we can see that Kian’s wearing bronze leather trousers.

Westlife Party Source: PA Archive/PA Images

17. Brown leather obviously became very popular at the turn of the millennium.

Brits Westlife Source: PA Archive/PA Images

18. It looks like they’re posing before the shittest office night out of all time in this one.

Westlife Album Launch Source: PA Archive/PA Images

19. Brian McFadden and Kerry Katona engaging in some PDA at a charity football match.

The Music Industry Soccer Six football tournament McFadden Source: PA Archive/PA Images

20. Nicky Ryan at the Brown Thomas International Fashion Show in 2003.

Nicky Byrne - Dublin Fashion Source: PA Archive/PA Images

21. And here he is looking like a character from Hardy Bucks.

westlife 03- Source: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

22. Somehow, things got even weirder when Brian left the group.

Westlife concert at Wembley Arena Source: PA Archive/PA Images

23. That goes for Brian, too…

SHOWBIZ Brian 1 Source: PA Archive/PA Images

24. What a sheux.

PastedImage-18788 Source: Youtube

 25. And remember when they released a perfume?

Westlife perfume launch Source: Julien Behal

26. At some stage during the farewell tour, Nicky looked like the bottom half of his outfit was chosen by the costume designer from A Clockwork Orange.

Westlife in Concert - London Source: Suzan

27. And finally, here’s a photo where it looks like Shane Filan is using his own book to swear under oath.

Shane Filan book signing - Glasgow Source: Danny Lawson

 

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